One of my pet peeves about cars is how many of them are designed to make normal maintenance work downright complicated, time-consuming, or impossible for the average car buff who likes to work on cars occasionally, and save a little dough in the process. Why don't manufacturers put a little thought into the design process to facilitate these tasks? I'm talking about things like this: 1. Changing the oil and oil filter 2. Replacing the battery 3. Replacing other commonly used filters, i.e., gas, air, cabin, etc. 4. Replacing clutches in cars with stick 5. Brake jobs 6. Shock replacements I'm sure you can think of others for the list. But when buying a car, I would give serious priority to cars that make doing these tasks easy instead of painful. We have all seen the oil filter that is buried under the engine someplace and needs some kind of goofy special tool to remove it. And then there are those that you can spin off just by reaching into the engine compartment. What is the logic in burying a battery under a bunch of hoses and equipment that need hours to remove and replace just to change out the battery? It's almost like a design to ensure expensive maintenance costs. It shouldn't be necessary to pull an engine to change a clutch or an oil filter. Even if you aren't interested in doing your own maintenance, the manufacturer is also making it cheaper for the regular customers who pay to have it done.